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How Heroin Made Its Way From Rural Mexico To Small-Town America

With pizza delivery as a model, Mexican cartels revolutionized the heroin trade, making it easily available in smaller U.S. communities. Journalist Sam Quinones has the story in his new book.
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Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

The machines have long been used in manufacturing, but Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, says they're now poised to replace humans as teachers, lawyers and even journalists.
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'The Gracekeepers' Sets Damplings Against The Landlockers

The world of The Gracekeepers has two types of people — those of the land and those of the sea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Kirsty Logan about her novel, set in a future enveloped by water.
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Call It A Prose Ceremony: 'Bachelor' Host Writes A Novel

Chris Harrison's new book is an amusing romance novel — and a ripe excuse for us to ask some lingering questions about the reality show juggernaut that's made him famous.
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A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.
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'Nimona' Shifts Shape And Takes Names — In Sensible Armor, Of Course

Comics creator Noelle Stevenson has written for Boom! Studios and Marvel's new female Thor. Her webcomic Nimona, about a young shapeshifter with a streak of villainy, has just been released as a book.
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Tom Brokaw Reflects On Cancer, 'Nightly News' And His 'Lucky Life'

The former NBC anchorman says his multiple myeloma diagnosis two years ago made him "more conscious of the fact that the days are more numbered." His new memoir is A Lucky Life Interrupted.
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Making Art Out Of Bodies: Sally Mann Reflects On Life And Photography

Mann has published pictures that show her young children naked, her husband's muscular dystrophy and dead bodies decomposing. She reflects on her life and work in a new memoir called Hold Still.
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Jerry Garcia's Advice To Bill Kreutzmann: 'Don't Rush'

"You can learn so much from [Jerry Garcia]. Doesn't matter what instrument you play," the Grateful Dead drummer says. He has a new memoir out called Deal.
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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Certified Organic Restaurant

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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